Steven Universe returns with a pointy, anti-racism PSA

Steven Universe’s Garnet is again — and able to interrogate racism and actively encourage youngsters and their households to fight their very own internalized beliefs.

On Tuesday, Cartoon Community debuted the primary of 4 anti-racism PSAs, “Don’t Deny It, Defy It.” The brief sees Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar reteaming with O.Ok. KO! Let’s Be Heroes creator Ian Jones-Quartey, and dealing with Dr. Allen Lipscomb, “a specialist in offering anti-oppressive inclusive psychological well being providers to people and households of colour,” per a information launch, to supply a transparent message to individuals of all ages. The remaining there PSAs will function totally different Steven Universe characters, and roll out over the following couple of months.

The characters of Steven Universe are not any strangers to the world of PSAs. Beforehand a partnership with Dove promoted physique positivity and anti-bullying. Very similar to the earlier PSAs, “Don’t Deny It, Defy It” includes a “scripted” portion of an advert and a behind-the-scenes bit, the place Garnet talks to her younger co-stars about actively calling out and difficult racism.

Extra data might be discovered on the marketing campaign’s official web site, together with hyperlinks to social justice organizations and different instruments.

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